I got a verbal offer from a WPP agency today. The role's budgeted salary is 5k less than my desired salary. The recruiter can get me closer but still not at my desired salary. Otherwise - it would… more

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I got a verbal offer from a WPP agency today. The role's budgeted salary is 5k less than my desired salary. The recruiter can get me closer but still not at my desired salary. Otherwise - it would… more

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In a perfect world, how often would you like to go into the office? Never - Lovin' WFH Life, once/twice a month, once/twice a week, or every day?

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Did anyone watch Mark Read’s COVID update yesterday where he said that he didn’t think a majority of our jobs could be done well remotely on a permanent basis? What does he think has been happening fo… more

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For a holding company with promotion and raise freezes, sure seeing a lot of top executives being promoted into new roles

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Why didn’t Omnicom kill off old timers like DDB or IPG getting rid of FCB or Publicis doing that to Saatchi and Burnett but WPP did?

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WPP should give a mandatory day off on Nov 3 to vote- no meetings allowed

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So my office continues to hire but nobody’s getting promoted. My frustration has peaked and I’ve gotten recruited from other agency’s for the position I feel I’ve worked hard to earn internally. But I… more

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How long were you working for a company til you got a pay raise? My annual review is coming up and I'm wondering if it's acceptable to ask for one assuming it goes well? Been in the company a … more

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The year is 2032. WPP consolidates it’s integrated agency VMLJWTWUNAQAY&R-Ogilvy into an integrated team to service its single client, Amazon

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So I know everybody is taking about moving away from cities because WFH will presumably become the norm. But my holding company, WPP, is still talking about moving all of us to it’s new WPP campus (I … more

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Is time off/vacation and sick time negotiable with WPP? Specifically Ogilvy NY prior to accepting an offer? Heard it’s only 10 days of PTO. That’s crazy 🥴

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Anyone feel like WPP in particular is ruining the advertising industry? The other 100 year old agencies at other holding companies seem to be doing just fine.

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Given the WPP fiasco on the merger and name change, wouldn’t all clients think that if WPP is doing such a bad job on their own branding, they would now be tempted to stay away from WPP shops as far a… more

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Welcome to my fellow WPP agency pros! Let's use this as a community to talk about life at the company. Use the anonymity productively and be nice, please!

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Any thoughts on WPP specifically VMLY&R? New industry for me and I was shocked when the recruiter said bonuses aren’t industry standard... WPP VMLY&R

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That libel post about someone being a racist at Mindshare was taken down so 😂

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What’s one thing you know now that you wish you would’ve known when you started out in the industry?

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Does WPP have any worthwhile benefits/discounts to use when purchasing a home??

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Comment one thing you like about your WPP agency and why. Despite all the craziness of the last few months, working remote has brought many agency teams closer together.

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Does anyone understand the difference between the agency networks? I'm met by my leadership with a lot of conversion about how to solve big client asks with "the best of WPP"... But I do… more

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If you leave a job, can you really not join another agency within that holding company for the next 12 months? E.g. if I’m at ogilvy and leave. Can I really not join any WPP agency for the next 12 mon… more

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WPP or IPG?

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Mental health day emails that are comprised of lists of life hacks, apps and panel discussions feel like added work. A consideration: structural changes, like a top down requirement that everyone shut… more

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Why is Publicis the only hold co not really laying people off? OPG, WPP, Omnicom, Dentsu and MDC have been a bloodbath. What is Pub doing right (or wrong)?

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Has anyone in the US market successfully transferred within WPP to international markets? Specifically looking to transition US to UK via Inter-agency Tier 2 Visa. Any and all advice welcome!

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Has anyone at WPP ever received a “discretionary bonus?” And have you ever asked for RSP or other benefits beyond a gym discount and a free data plan... 🤔💀

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Has anyone switched agencies within WPP since the new policies came into effect?

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Anyone know anything about Red Fuse under WPP? Interviewing for a position there and any info is helpful!

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thoughts on Mindshare NYC office?

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Most exciting WPP agency to work for right now?

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How’s the pharma scene at VMLY&R or Grey? What’s the best pharma agency within WPP right now?

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some folks at WPP received 25 options as a nice holiday perk. At a grant price of $48. If you sold today you could get $4 each. That’s all. Ok thanks bye.

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Do you think there are going to be more layoffs at wpp agencies this year?

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I applied for a job at a WPP agency. It looks like they’re going to send an offer my way. However I definitely stretched the truth in my resume. In the background check what do they look for? Do they … more

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got an interview for the advanced analytics for Mindshare NYC office. Any ideas how are the working enviroment?

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